Di Carlo Microfluidics
UCLA Di Carlo

Dino Di Carlo

Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D.

Professor of Bioengineering

Dino Di Carlo is a Professor in the department of Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering interdepartmental graduate program at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco in 2006. He then conducted postdoctoral studies from 2006-2008 at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Among other honors he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award, the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award and Coulter Translational Research Award.

Di Carlo Lab


Oladunni Adeyiga

Oladunni Adeyiga
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1999, UMCP
M.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2003
Residency, Internal Medicine Residency
University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
M.S. Bioengineering, 2014, UCLA
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, 2016, UCLA
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2017, UCLA

Ghulam Destgeer
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2010, GIK Institute, Pakistan
MS Mechanical Engineering, 2013, KAIST, South Korea
PhD Mechanical Engineering, 2018, KAIST, South Korea
destgeer AT ucla DOT edu


Kahlen Ouyang

Daniel Stoecklein
stoeckd AT ucla DOT edu

Chueh-Yu (Jerry) Wu
M.S. Institute of Applied Mechanics, 2007
National Taiwan University
Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, 2016
University of California, Los Angeles
Focus: Inertial Microfluidics
wuchuehyu AT ucla DOT edu


Maani Archang

Joe de Rutte

Joe de Rutte
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2014
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2016
jderutte AT ucla DOT edu

Robert Dimatteo
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Math, 2014
Tufts University


Reem Khojah
B.S. Medical Technology, 2007
M.S. Bioengineering, 2012
Focus: Inertial Microfluidics
reemkhojah AT ucla DOT edu


Jaekyung Koh
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2012
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2014
Seoul National University
jaekyungkoh AT ucla DOT edu

Hiromi Miwa
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2017
Keio University

Hector E Muñoz

Hector E Muñoz
B.S. Bioengineering, 2011
Rice University
hmunoz14 AT ucla DOT edu

Hector E Muñoz

Hamed Nilchi
B.S. Bioengineering, 2014

Vishwesh Shah

Mark van Zee


Yilian (Elaine) Wang
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016
B.S. Psychology, 2016
Peking University
elainew16 AT ucla DOT edu


Tridib Biswas

Michael Bogumil

Jacob Hambalek

Thomas Horn

Alexis Joo

Darren Lo

Michael Margolis

Sithara Menon

Simon Ng

Rose Rumyan

Andrew Sonico Eugenio

Nairi Tahmizyan

Past Lab Members

Alessandro Novello Visiting Scholar Ph.D @ ETH Zürich
Armin Karimi Ph.D. Senior Mechanical Engineer @ Sensor-Kinesis Corp.
Manjima Dhar Ph.D. & Postdoc PACT Pharma, Inc.
Ivan Pushkarsky Ph.D. & Postdoc Forcyte Biotechnologies, Inc.
Zhen-Yi (Bill) Hong Visiting Scholar Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Janay Kong Ph.D. & Postdoc Senior Research Scientist @ NextGen Laboratories
Edward Pao Staff Ferrologix
DaEun Rachel Park Staff Ferrologix
Coleman Murray Ph.D. & Postdoc COO @ Ferrologix
Ming Li Postdoc Lecturer @ Macquarie University
Soroush Kahkeshani Ph.D. & Postdoc Deepcell Inc.
Donghyuk Kim Postdoc
Carson Riche Postdoc Senior R&D Engineer @ Labcyte, Inc.
Harsha Kittur Ph.D Phase Diagnostics
Wei Yang M.S. Research Associate @ 10X Genomics
Elodie Sollier Postdoc Chief Scientific Officer, Vortex Biosciences Inc.
Westbrook Weaver Ph.D. & Postdoc Tempo Therapeutics Inc.
Anja Kunze Postdoc Tenure-Track Assistant Professor @ Montana State University
Michael Masterman-Smith Postdoc  
Aram Chung Postdoc Associate Professor @ Korea University, Biomedical Engineering Department
Hamed Amini Ph.D. & Postdoc Group Lead, Research @ Grail, Inc.
Peter Tseng Ph.D. & Postdoc Assistant Professor @ UC Irvine
Henry Tse Ph.D. & Postdoc Cytovale Inc.
Danny Gossett Ph.D. & Postdoc Cytovale Inc.
James Che Ph.D. Vortex Biosciences Inc.
Albert Mach Ph.D. Strategic Marketing Manager @ BD Biosciences
Mahdokht Masaeli Ph.D.
Yiqing Zhao M.S.
Keisuke Goda Postdoc Professor @ University of Tokyo
Soojung Claire Hur Ph.D. & Postdoc Assistant Professor @ John Hopkins University
Wonhee Lee Postdoc Associate Professor @ KAIST
Microfluidic & Biosensor Laboratory
Derek Go B.S./M.S. MD @ U.Cincinnati
Dianne Pulido M.S. St. Jude Medical
Patrick Sandoz Visiting Scholar Ph.D. @ EPFL, Switzerland
Grace Kwong Undergraduate  
Andy Lee Undergraduate MD @ University of Virginia
Michelle Wong Undergraduate  
Shivani Dharmaraja Undergraduate Ph.D. @ University of Washington
Jaideep Dudani Undergraduate Ph.D @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Associate @ Vida Ventures
Marc Lim Undergraduate  
Sevgi Onal Visiting Scholar Ph.D @ University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
Jae Hyun Kim Undergraduate  
Armin Arshi Undergraduate MD @ UCLA
Laura Mullens Undergraduate  
Erika Fong Undergraduate Ph.D. @ Boston University
Noor Ahmed Undergraduate Abbott
Steven Behrens Undergraduate Ph.D. @ University of California, Davis
Sameed Siddiqui Undergraduate Undergraduate Researcher @ UCLA EE Department in Jalali Lab
Victor Yu Undergraduate M.S. @ Johns Hopkins University
Jessica Wong Undergraduate
Adam Andrews Undergraduate  
Yara Azar Undergraduate  
Ruben Osorio Summer Intern  
Pietro Maoddi Summer Intern  
Celia Fouques Summer Intern  
Yi Xu Summer Intern Ph.D. @ CalTech
Petra Paie Visiting Ph.D Student Postdoc @ IFN-CNR
Alex Jay HSSRP - 2012  
Andrew Rao HSSRP - 2012  
Lillian Peng HSSRP - 2012  
Saatchi Patell HSSRP - 2012  
Judy Jiang HSSRP - 2010  
Alisha Jain HSSRP - 2010  

Positions Available

Openings are available for dedicated postdoctoral scholars and Ph.D. students interested in using microtechnology for applications in basic biology, diagnostics, and molecular therapeutics (See the Research section for project thrust areas).

Interested parties should send an email to Professor Di Carlo and include their CV and research interests.